A provisional name for a taxon of Phanerochaete from South Africa
Phanerochaete "pseudomagnoliae" nom. prov. isolated from decayed wood, collected in Stellenbosch, South Africa, is described and illustrated. From fruiting in culture it differs from previously described species of the genus Phanerochaete in that the basidiospores are smaller and it does not produce many chlamydospores on Malt Extract Agar but only on xylose containing liquid media. Phanerochaete "pseudomagnoliae" is compared with other similar species in Phanerochaete. Preliminary biochemical characterization of the strain is included.